This is why Id like to single out "Anonymous" as an excellent example that a grassroots, self organizing operation can aspire to be an effective and organised force against oppression in today's world. The group focuses on many social issues but what makes them unique is that they connect the dots, at least they do at their HQ, which does not exist... Are you picking up what I'm putting down? Their contributors at the very least understand the issues that they each tackle separately and its all put together under a fierce brand that has its finger on the pulse of today's Zeitgeist.
Perhaps most importantly, ANONYMOUS CAN HIT BACK. They are big guns in the hacking community and in today's climate this is true power. When Paypal banned them from their transaction services they brought them down temporarily. They brought down countless child pornography sites PERMANENTLY and exposed their clients as well as countless KKK members. When the CIA passed snide remarks they BROUGHT DOWN THE CIA systems. After Sony instituted legal actions against hackers, Anonymous brought them down for a week and cost them 3.2 Billion dollars I could go on and on.
Summing it all up
Singling out members of the elite to punish, which they/we did.
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